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  • Writer's pictureMessy Vegan Baker

Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

This recipe was taken from Big Book of Cupcakes by Jan Moon. I love baking cupcakes. There's something about them that makes all my dopamine flood my brain. It's taken me awhile to figure out the best vegan ingredients though. But don't worry, this is just the beginning of vegan cupcakes.




Chocolate Cake:

1 c Dutch or Hershey’s coca powder

2 c Boiling water

1 c Vegan butter or coconut oil

2 c Sugar

4 Flaxseed eggs

2 2/3 c All purpose flour

1 tsp Baking soda

1 tsp Baking powder

1/2 tsp Salt

Combine the hot water and the cocoa powder together then cool

Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl

Use an electric hand or stand mixer if you have one:

Cream the vegan butter or coconut oil

Add the sugar and cream the ingredients together

Add the eggs and mix until combined

Use a fork or spoon to mix the rest so you don’t overwork the batter:

Add the dry ingredients alternating with the cocoa mixture to the butter mixture

Mix until just combined

Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners and bake in the oven for about 10 - 15 minutes

Let Cool


1 c coconut cream (put it in the fridge overnight to ensure it fully separates)

8 0z semisweet vegan chocolate chips

Heat the coconut cream on medium low until you begin to see steam

Remove and pour over the chocolate chips

Stir until completely melted. If needed, stick it in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time until the mixture fully melts

Let cool

Peanutbutter Frosting:

1/2 c vegan butter softened

1 cup creamy peanut butter

4 c powdered sugar

1/4 - 1/2 nondairy milk

Cream the butter and peanut butter together

Add the milk and powdered sugar a little at a time until it’s all fully incorporated

Use the end of a wooden spoon, or anything else that makes a hole in the cupcakes, and poke a hole in the middle of each of the cupcakes

Fill each cupcake wit the ganache (I used a piping bag to make it a little easier and cleaner)

Put the frosting in anther piping back and pipe the cupcakes however you desire


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